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Do Not Open This Book: 04/09/10
What do you do with a title like that? Of course, you do exactly the opposite. You open it right up. Inside the book is a harried pig who is trying to finish the book before you read it. Every page turned is another moment of frustration for him.
In the middle of the book there's a funny mad lib style story where you're supposed to substitute in your own name. The result is a story within the story about how you as the monster are terrorizing the poor author pig as he's trying to finish his book.
The entire book is an on going argument with the pig. The reader gets to tease him as he writes. It's fun way to introduce writing to children as the story makes them think about what might go into a picture book.
Do Not Open This Book has been as much a hit with Sean and Harriet as The Book That Eats People was.
Comment #1: Friday, April, 9, 2010 at 21:23:59
That looks like a really fun book!
Comment #2: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 21:20:12
It is a fun book. Both of my children enjoyed it.
Comment #3: Saturday, April, 10, 2010 at 12:28:18
Just the sort of title that makes you want to open it and read it!
Comment #4: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 13:53:22
That's what we did. Many, many, many times.
Comment #5: Friday, April, 16, 2010 at 21:33:15
I have two young daughters and am always looking for something different for them to read than a straightforward story and this certainly seems to fit that bill. Will be on the lookout for this at the library next time we go.
Comment #6: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 16:49:13
Comment #7: Saturday, April, 17, 2010 at 03:40:09
LOL this looks like a fun book! I agree with Sassy. Very clever! ;)
Comment #8: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 17:01:34
It is a fun book.